West Indies vs Netherlands, Group B, 13th Match - Summary

Match No13
MatchWest Indies Vs Netherlands (Day Night)
Group B
Venue Nagpur
Date 28th Feb, 2011
TossNetherlands won the toss and elected to field
Result West Indies won by 215 runs
Man of the MatchKemar Roach (West Indies)

 

Summary

WEST INDIES330/8 (50 Overs)
Chris Gayle 80Pieter Seelaar 3-45
Kieron Pollard 60Mudassar Bukhari 2-65
Devon Smith 53Bernard Loots 1-44
NETHERLANDS115-all out (31.3 Overs)
Tom Cooper 55*Kemar Roach 6-27
Mudassar Bukhari 24Sulieman Benn 3-28
  Darren Sammy 1-33

 
  • Kemar Roach is the sixth bowler to take a hat-trick in World Cup history and first in CWC 2011.
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Zimbabwe register their win in World Cup

Match No12
MatchZimbabweVs Canada
Group A
Venue Nagpur
Date 28th Feb, 2011
TossZimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat
Result Zimbabwe won by 175 runs
Man of the MatchTatenda Taibu

Summary

ZIMBABWE298/9 (50 Overs)
Tatenda Taibu 98Balaji Rao 4-57
Craig Ervine 85Khurram Chohan 2-44
Sean Williams 30Harvir Baidwan 2-47
CANADA123 (42.1 Overs)
Zubin Surkari 26Ray Price 3-16
Ruvindu Gunasekera 24Graeme Cremer 3-31
Jimmy Hansra 20Prosper Utseya 2-24
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Super Over


Super over method will be introduced in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. This method was implemented in the Twenty 20 World Cup matches for the first time to get a result. ICC had decided to implement this method from the quarter final of the world cup 2011.

If the match ends with the scores tied and there must be a winner, the tie is broken with a one over per side or "Super Over". Each team nominates three batsmen and one bowler to play a one-over per side.

In turn, each side bats one over bowled by the one nominated opposition bowler, with their innings over if they lose two wickets before the over is completed. The side with the higher score from their Super Over wins.

So far in ODI cricket, if teams end up on level scores, it goes to the record books as a tied contest and the points are share in case it is a round-robin encounter.

And in case of knockout stages, the previous records of the team – run rate, head to head in previous rounds, win/loss record against other opponents in previous rounds - throughout the tournament are calculated.

One such example is the enthralling semifinal encounter between Australia and South Africa during the 1999 mega event when Alan Donald misjudged a single. Wasn't it a just result that having beaten South Africa earlier in the tournament, Australia moved into the final.
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Highest successful run chases in Test Cricket

MatchDateResultRuns
West Indies v Australia09/05/2003West Indies win by 3 wickets418
Australia v South Africa17/12/2008South Africa won by 6 wickets.414
West Indies v India07/04/1976India win by 6 wickets406
England v Australia22/07/1948Australia win by 7 wickets404
India v England11/12/2008India won by 6 wickets.387
Australia v Pakistan18/11/1999Australia win by 4 wickets369
West Indies v Australia31/03/1978Australia win by 3 wickets362
Sri Lanka v South Africa04/08/2006Sri Lanka win by 1 wickets352
New Zealand v West Indies27/02/1969West Indies win by 5 wickets348
England v West Indies28/06/1984West Indies win by 9 wickets344
Australia v India16/12/1977Australia win by 2 wickets342
South Africa v Australia15/03/2002South Africa win by 5 wickets340
South Africa v Australia20/01/1950Australia win by 5 wickets336
South Africa v Australia08/03/2002Australia win by 4 wickets334
Australia v England29/12/1928England win by 3 wickets332
Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe14/01/1998Sri Lanka win by 5 wickets326
New Zealand v Pakistan24/02/1994New Zealand win by 5 wickets324
West Indies v Pakistan13/03/1958West Indies win by 8 wickets317
Bangladesh v New Zealand17/10/2008New Zealand won by 3 wickets.317
Australia v England17/01/1902Australia win by 4 wickets315
Pakistan v Australia28/09/1994Pakistan win by 1 wickets315
England v Australia16/08/2001England win by 6 wickets315
West Indies v Australia26/03/1999West Indies win by 1 wickets311
Bangladesh v Australia09/04/2006Australia win by 3 wickets310
New Zealand v England13/02/1997England win by 4 wickets307
Australia v England01/01/1970England win by 6 wickets298
England v Pakistan17/08/2006England win by 1 runs298
Australia v South Africa06/02/1953South Africa win by 6 wickets297
England v New Zealand23/05/2008England won by 6 wickets.294
South Africa v Australia31/03/2006Australia win by 2 wickets294
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India Vs England Group B, 11th Match - Summary

Match No11
MatchIndia Vs England (Day-Night match)
Group B
Venue Bengaluru
Date 27th Feb, 2011
TossIndia, and elect to bat first
Result Match tied
Man of the MatchAndrew Straus

Summary

INDIA338 (49.5 Overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 120Bresnan 5-48
Yuvraj Singh 58Swann 1-59
Gautam Gambhir 51Yardy 1-64
ENGLAND338/8 (50 Overs)
Andrew Straus 158Zaheer Khan 3-64
Ian Bell 69Munaf Patel 2-70
K Pitersen 31Piyush Chawla 2-71
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Highest successful run chase in Cricket World cup history

  • 313/7 from 49.2 Overs by Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, N'Plymouth, 23 Feb 1992.
  • 301/9 from 49.5 Overs by England v West Indies, Bridgetown, 21 Apr 2007.
  • 296/4 from 48.4 Overs by England v Netherlands, Nagpur, 22 Feb 2011.
  • 289/4 from 47.5 Overs by Australia v New Zealand, Chennai, 11 Mar 1996.
  • 276/3 from 57.5 Overs by West Indies v Australia, Lord's, 18 June 1983.
  • 276/4 from 45.4 Overs by India v Pakistan at Centurion, 1 March 2003.
  • 272/4 from 48.4 Overs by Sri Lanka v India at Delhi, 2 March 1996.
  • 272/5 from 49.4 Overs by Australia v South Africa, Leeds, 13 Jun 1999.
  • 267/9 from 59.4 Overs by West Indies v Pakistan, Edgbaston, 11 Jun 1975.
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Sachin Tendulkar scores record fifth World Cup


Sachin Tendulkar reached another milestone as he became the highest century-maker in World Cup history by scoring his fifth hundred in the ICC mega tournament on 27th Feb, Sunday.

The 37-year-old Tendulkar reached the landmark during the group B clash against England when he glanced burly paceman Tim Bresnan for a boundary towards the fine leg region off the first delivery of the 35th over. It was his 47th ODI century and his 98th overall.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, current Australia captain Ricky Ponting and his former teammate Mark Waugh have all scored four World Cup hundreds.

With Ganguly and Waugh retired, it is only Ponting who has a chance to match or surpass Tendulkar.

Sachin Tendulkar scored 120 runs from 115 balls and the knock was adorned with five 6's and ten 4's.

Playing his sixth World Cup, he also holds the records for most runs and most half-centuries in the ICC mega event. He has accumulated 1944 runs in 38 matches and has scored 13 fifties so far, followed by Ponting with 1577 runs in 41 matches.

Ganguly is the only other Indian who has managed to score more than one thousand runs in World Cup matches. He scored 1006 runs in 21 matches and stands 11th in the list of highest run scorers in World Cup.
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Teams for ICC World cup 2011 Group B India Vs England ODI match

Toss

India won the toss and elected to bat first.

India Team for ICC World cup 2011 Group B 11th ODI match vs England

SR Tendulkar, V Sehwag, G Gambhir, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (Capt & Wkt), Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, P Chawla, Z Khan, M Patel

England Team for ICC World cup 2011 Group B 11th ODI match vs India

AJ Strauss (Capt), KP Pietersen, IJL Trott, IR Bell, PD Collingwood, MJ Prior (Wkt), MH Yardy, TT Bresnan, GP Swann, A Shahzad, JM Anderson
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Tamim Iqbal cleared after scan

Bangladesh openning batsman Tamim Iqbal, who took an amazing catch to turn around a thrilling World Cup match with Ireland, was taken to hospital on Saturday for a precautionary scan after injuring himself in making it.

The diving, low catch, which will live long in the memories of the packed Dhaka crowd who witnessed it, removed danger man Niall O'Brien and helped Bangladesh on their way to a 27-run win in Group B on Friday.

He was named man of the match for the catch and his earlier quickfire 44 from 43 balls in Bangladesh's 205 all out.

Tamim had surgery on his left hand last September which forced him to miss the home series against New Zealand the following month.

Bangladesh will face West Indies in their third Group B match on 4th March at Dhaka.
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Dwayne Bravo out of the World Cup with knee injury

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out of the tournament after suffering a knee injury in Thursday's opening game defeat against South Africa at the Ferozshah Kotla, Delhi. Bravo attempted to field on his bowling follow through when he fell, after awkwardly twisting his knee. He took no further part in the match. Medical examination on Friday revealed he had suffered a serious injury.

"Unfortunately, he has suffered damage to his knee ligaments. The initial assessment is that he will out for a minimum of four weeks," West Indies media manager Philip Spooner told.

The replacement will be announced once the International Cricket Council gives its okay. Bravo was one of the few real quality players in the struggling Caribbean squad. His injury makes life even more difficult for the team. West Indies take on Netherlands in their next game at Ferozshah Kotla on Monday.
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Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan, Group A, 10th Match - Summary

Match No10
MatchSri Lanka Vs Pakistan (Day-Night )
Group A
Venue Colombo
Date 26th Feb, 2011
TossPakistan, and choose bat
Result Pakistan toppled Sri Lanka by 11 runs
Man of the MatchShahid Afridi

Summary

PAKISTAN277/7(50 Over)
Misbah-ul-Haq 83*Rangana Herath 2-26
Younus Khan 72Thisara Perera 2-62
Kamran Akmal 39Muttiah Muralidaran 1-35
SRI LANKA266/9(50 Over)
Chamara Silva 57Shahid Afridi 4-34
Kumar Sangakkara 49Shoaib Akhtar 2-42
Tillakaratne Dilshan 41Mohammad Hafeez 1-33
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Bollinger ruled out of World Cup with ankle injury

Australia's injury worries have worsened with Doug Bollinger to be sent home from the World Cup due to an ankle injury that may require surgery.

The Australians came to India already missing Michael Hussey, Nathan Hauritz, Ryan Harris, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty and Shaun Marsh due to injuries, but Bollinger is the first member of the squad to be flown home in middle of the tournament.

Bollinger suffered pain in his left ankle during the first warm-up match against India and although the soreness eased and he was available for Monday's match against Zimbabwe, the problem intensified when the team arrived in Nagpur.

Peter Siddle would be the logical replacement for Bollinger, but the selectors have not yet decided on who should join the squad.

The ICC has also confirmed that withdrawn players can return to replace other injured men, meaning the door has been opened for Michael Hussey to make a potential dash to the World Cup.

However, the Australians would most likely prefer a backup fast bowler to replace Bollinger, with John Hastings the only reserve seamer in the touring party.

The selectors will decide which player will join them over the next few days.
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Anil Kumble's Profile


Anil Kumble is a well known spin bowler and former Indian national cricket team member and captain of the Indian Test cricket team.

He was born 17th October, 1970 in Bangalore, Karnataka to KN Krishna Swamy and Saroja. Kumble has a brother named Dinesh. He is nicknamed Jumbo not only because his deliveries, for a spinner, are "as fast as a Jumbo jet", but also because his feet are quite big or Jumbo as observed by his team-mates.

He is a primeraily fine right arm leg spinner bowler and right hand batsman.

Kumble married to Chethana Ramatheertha and now he has three children – daughter Aaruni (from Chethana’s previous marriage), Mayas (Son) and the youngest daughter Svasti.

As a kid he joined a Cricket Club named Young Cricketers. He was a very brilliant student and finished his Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Bangalore in the year 1991-92.

He started playing First Class Cricket for Karnataka team with a match against Hyderabad in the year 1989, and managed to grab 4 wickets in the match.

Anil made his debut in the One Day International (ODI) Cricket with the Australasia Cup tournament at Sharjah in the year 1989-90, in a match against Sri Lanka. He took 1 wicket in this match, and gave 42 runs.

His Test Cricket career began with a Test Series against England played at Manchester in August 1990. Anil took 3 wickets and gave 105 runs in 43 overs out of which 7 were maiden ones.

Anil Kumble was appointed the captain of the Indian Test cricket team on 8 November 2007. His first assignment as captain was the three-test home series against Pakistan that India won 1-0.

He is one of only three bowlers to have taken more than six hundred test wickets.

Currently he is a leading wicket taker and third highest wicket taker in Test Cricket. He won many Man of The Series and Man of The Match awards.

Kumble took his first fifty test wickets in just ten test matches. He is an Indian fastest bowler had achieved this milestone.

He is one of only two bowlers in the history of cricket to have taken all 10 wickets in a test innings, the other being Jim Laker of England. He achieved this rare feat in February 1999 in a Test match played against Pakistan in Delhi.

He has also taken part in Indian Premier League matches in Royal Challangers Bangalore team.

Throughout his Test Cricket career, Anil Kumble played 132 Test matches in which he managed to grab 619 wickets at the loss of 18355 runs, with an average of 29.65 runs. During his Test career he scored 2506 runs with an average of 17.77 runs. His highest score in Test Cricket was 110 not out.

As far as One Day International (ODI) Cricket is concerned, Anil played 271 ODI matches throughout his career in which he took 337 wickets giving away 10412 runs with an average of 30.80 runs. He scored 938 runs with an average of 10.53 runs in the ODI matches he played, his highest score being 26.

Anil Kumble played his last ODI match against Bermuda at Port of Spain on 19th of March, 2007. In this match, he took 3 wickets and gave away 38 runs.

After playing for India for 18 years, he announced his retirement on 2 November 2008. His last match was against Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. In this match, Anil took 3 wickets, and gave away 126 runs combining both the innings.

Anil Kumble was awarded the Padma Shri, India's 4th highest civilian honour, by the Government of India in 2005. Arjuna award, a sports award from the Government of India, in 1995 and one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year, in 1996.
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Bangladesh Vs Ireland, Group B, 9th Match - Summary

Match No9
MatchBangladesh Vs Ireland (Day-Night)
Group B
Venue Dhaka
Date 25th Feb, 2011
TossBangladesh, and choose batting
Result Bangladesh won by 27 runs
Man of the MatchTamim Iqbal

Summary

BANGLADESH205 (49.2 Overs)
Tamim Iqbal 44AC Botha 3-32
Raqibul Hasan 38GH Dockrell 2-23
Mushfiqur Rahim 36DT Johnston 2-40
IRELAND178 (45 Overs)
NJ O'Brien 38Shafiul Islam 4-21
KJ O'Brien 37Shakib Al Hasan 2-28
Mohammad Ashraful 2-42
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Australia Vs New Zealand, Group A, 8th Match - Summary

Match No8
MatchAustralia Vs New Zealand
Group A
Venue Nagpur
Date 25th Feb, 2011
TossAustralia, who chose to field
Result Australia win by 7 Wickets
Man of the MatchMG Johnson (Australia)

Summary

NEW ZEALAND206 (45.1 Overs)
NL McCullum 52MG Johnson 4-33
DL Vettori 44SW Tait 3-35
JD Ryder 25
AUSTRALIA207 (34 Overs)
SR Watson  62HK Bennett 2-63
BJ Haddin 55TG Southee 1-45
MJ Clarke 24*
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South Africa Vs West Indies, Group A, 7th Match - Summary

Match No7
MatchSouth Africa Vs West Indies (Day-Night)
Group A
Venue New Delhi
Date 24th Feb, 2011
TossSouth Africa
1st BattingWest Indies
2nd BattingSouth Africa
Result South Africa Won by 7 Wickets
Man of the MatchAB de Villiers

Summary

WEST INDIES220/10 (47.3 Overs)
DM Bravo 73Imran Tahir 4-41
DJ Bravo 40DW Steyn 3-24
DS Smith 36J Botha 2-48
SOUTH AFRICA223/3 (43.5 Overs)
AB de Villiers 107*KA Pollard 1-37
GC Smith 45KAJ Roach 1-42
JP Duminy 42*SJ Benn 1-51
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Sachin Tendulkar smashes sixes batting left-handed

Sachin Tendulkar practise with lefthand


He has spent more than two decades in world cricket but not many would know that Sachin Tendulkar is ambidextrous. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar surprised everyone when he opted to bat left handed during the team's practice session at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on 23rd Feb, Wednesday.

Tendulkar grabbed everyone's attention by choosing to bat left-handed with a few of his teammates and local bowlers bowling at him. He also did not wear gloves, while all other batsmen, who faced two deliveries each, wore their cricketing gears. Tendulkar sent the very first delivery he faced over the ropes before stepping out to hoist another six sixes, missing only one out of eight deliveries.

The Indian cricket team, which has been camping in Bangalore for their crucial Group 'B' league match against England on Sunday, had a rigorous batting session at the National Cricket Academy before shifting to the stadium.

Besides the rigorous batting session, the team also went through a brief 10-minute catching practice session.
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Pakistan Vs Kenya, Group A, 6th Match - Summary

Match No6
MatchPakistan Vs Kenya (Day-Night)
Group A
Venue Hambantota
Date 23th Feb, 2011
TossPakistan, and choose batting
1st BattingPakistan
2nd BattingKenya
Result Pakistan won by 205 runs
Man of the MatchUmar Akmal

Summary

PAKISTAN317/7(50 Overs)
Umar Akmal 71TM Odoyo 3-41
Misbah-ul-Haq 65SO Tikolo 1-44
Kamran Akmal 55SO Ngoche 1-46
KENYAKen 112/10(33.1)
CO Obuya 47Shahid Afridi 5-16 
SR Waters 17Umar Gul 2-12
MA Ouma 16Mohammad Hafeez 1-26
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Ricky Ponting faces ICC charge

Australia captain Ricky Ponting will be charged for allegedly damaging a television set in the dressing room after being run out for 28 runs as Australia began the World Cup with a 91-run win over Zimbabwe in Ahmedabad on 21st February.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) acted after receiving a report from the Indian Cricket Board.

The report relating to the alleged incident was sent to the Indian Cricket Board by the Gujarat Cricket Association, which oversees the sport in Ahmedabad.

"Ponting did throw his gloves at the television. You can't see any damage from outside but when you switch it on, there is no picture on three-fourths of the screen," said Gujarat Cricket Association secretary Rajesh Patel.

The ICC spokesman said the governing body would wait until the Australian team arrived in Nagpur on Wednesday for Friday's match against New Zealand before informing Ponting.

"We need to talk to him... because we don't know what he's going to say to it," added the spokesman.
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England vs Netherlands, 5th Match, Group B

Match No5
MatchEngland Vs Netherlands (Day-Night)
Group B
Venue Nagpur
Date 22th Feb, 2011
TossNetherlands won the toss and elected to bat
1st BattingNetherlands
2nd BattingEngland
Result England won by 6 wkts
Man of the MatchRyan ten Doeschate (Netherlands)

Summary

NETHERLANDS292/6 (50.0 Overs)
Ryan ten 119Graeme Swann 2-35
Tom Cooper 47Stuart Broad 2-65
Peter Borren 35*Paul Collingwood 1-46
ENGLAND296/4 (48.4 Overs)
Andrew Strauss 88Ryan ten Doeschate 2-47
Jonathan Trott 62Pieter Seelaar 1-54
Kevin Pietersen 39
Mudassar Bukhari 1-54
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Cricket World Cup 2011 - Australia Vs Zimbabwe match Summary

Match No4
MatchAustralia Vs Zimbabwe (Day-Night)
Group A
Venue Ahmedabad
Date 21st Feb, 2011
TossAustralia, Elected to bat
1st BattingAustralia
2nd BattingZimbabwe
Result Australia won by 91 runs
Man of the MatchSR Watson

Summary

AUSTRALIA262/6 (50 Overs)
SR Watson  79CB Mpofu 2-58
MJ Clarke 58AG Cremer 1-41
BJ Haddin 29P Utseya 1-43
ZIMBABWE171/10 (46.2 Overs)
AG Cremer 37MG Johnson 4-19
SC Williams 28JJ Krejza 2-28
P Utseya 24SW Tait 2-38
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Highest partnerships (by runs) in World cup history


Batsmen (country)P'shipWktVersusVenueDate
Sourav Ganguly + Rahul Dravid (India)3182ndSri LankaTaunton26 May 1999
Sachin Tendulkar + Sourav Ganguly (India)2442ndNamibiaP'zburg23 Feb 2003
Sachin Tendulkar + Rahul Dravid (India)237*3rdKenyaBristol23 May 1999
Ricky Ponting + Demien Martyn (Australia)237*3rdIndiaJohannesburg23 Mar 2003
Feiko Kloppenburg + Klaas v Noortwijk (Hld)2282ndNamibiaBloemfontein3 Mar 2003
Mark Waugh + Steve Waugh (Australia)2073rdKenyaVizag23 Feb 1996
Michael Clarke + Brad Hodge (Australia)2044thNetherlandsBasseterre18 Mar 2007
Sourav Ganguly + Virandra Sehwag (India)2022ndBermudaPort of Spain19 Mar 2007
Gordon Greenidge + Desmond Haynes (WI)195*1stZimbabweWorcester13 Jun 1983
Saeed Anwar + Wajahtullah Wasti (Pak)1941stNew ZealandOld Trafford16 Jun 1999
Gary Kirsten + Andrew Hudson (SA)1861stNetherlandsRawalpindi5 Mar 1996
Asanka Gurusinha + Arvinda de Silva (SL)1833rdKenyaKandy6 Mar 1996
Sanath Jayasuriya + M Jayawardene (SL)1833rdWest IndiesGuyana1 Apr 2007
Rick McCosker + Allan Turner (Aus)1821stSri LankaThe Oval11 Jun 1975
Desmond Haynes + Vivian Richards (WI)1823rdSri LankaKarachi13 Oct 1987

Note: Records upto 9th Cricket World Cup -2007.
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Most World cup matches played by a cricketer in career

Player (country)Total
Mts
Total
Runs
Best
Score
Total
Wkts
Best
Bowling
Ricky Ponting (Australia)391537140*----
Glenn McGrath (Australia)3933*717/15
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)381165120273/12
Wasim Akram (Pakistan)3842643555/28
Sachin Tendulkar (India)36179615282/28
Arvindra de Silva (Sri Lanka)351064145163/42
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan)3571781----
Brian Lara (West Indies)341225116----
Javagal Srinath (India)348518444/30
Stephen Fleming (New Zealand)331075134*11/8
Javed Miandad (Pakistan)33108310342/22
Steve Waugh (Australia)33978120*273/36
Adam Gilchrist (Australia)311085149----
Shaun Pollock (South Africa)3127952315/36
Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka)3121929*496/25
Mohammad Azharuddin (India)308269353/19
Andy Flower (Zimbabwe)30815115*----
Arjuna Ranatunga (Sri Lanka)3096988*62/26
Jacques Kallis (South Africa)29923128*163/26

Note: Records upto 9th Cricket World Cup -2007.
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Fastest half centuries in World Cup history

Batsman (Country)ScoreBalls4s6sVersusVenueDate
Brendon McCullum (NZ)522015CanadaSt Lucia22 Mar 2007
Mark Boucher (SA)752194Netherlandsst Kitts16 Mar 2007
Mark Boucher (SA)522225West IndiesSt Kitts10 Apr 2007
Brian Lara (WI)732364CanadaCenturion23 Feb 2003
Jim Davison (Can)522391New ZealandSt Lucia22 Mar 2007
Wevell Hinds (WI)642473CanadaCenturion23 Feb 2003
Jim Davison (Can)752594New ZealandBenoni3 Mar 2003
Andy Blignaut (Zim)542582AustraliaBulawayo24 Feb 2003

Note: Records upto 9th Cricket World Cup -2007.
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Fastest centuries in World Cup history

Batsman (Country)ScoreBalls4s6sVersusVenueDate
Mathew Hayden (Aus)10166144South AfricaSt Kitts24 Mar 2007
Jim Davison (Can)1116776West IndiesCenturion23 Feb 2003
Kapil Dev (Ind)175*72166ZimbabweTunbridge18 Jun 1983
Adam Gilchrist (Aus)14972138Sri LankaBarbados28 Mar 2007
M Jayawardene (SL)1007094CanadaHambantota20 Feb 2011
Virendra Sehwag (Ind)11481173BermudaTrinidad19 Mar 2007
Clive Lloyd (WI)10282122AustraliaLord's21 Jun 1975
Brian Lara (WI)11183160South AfricaKarachi11 Mar 1996
Brad Hodge (Aus)1238387NetherlandsSt Kitts18 Mar 2007
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)14084162KenyaBristol23 May 1999
Sunil Gavaskar (Ind)108*85103New ZealandNagpur31 Oct 1987
Ricky Ponting (Aus)1138595ScotlandSt Kitts13 Mar 2007
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)1098577BangladeshTrinidad21 Mar 2007

Note: Records upto 20th February, 2011.
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IPL 2011 - Players

Team NamePlayers
Chennai Super KingsMS Dhoni (Capt), Srikkanth Anirudha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Subramaniam Badrinath, George Bailey, Faf du Plessis, Michael Hussey, Albie Morkel, Muttiah Muralitharan, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Dwayne Bravo, Doug Bollinger, Wriddhiman Saha, Scott Styris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Joginder Sharma, Nuwan Kulusekara, Sudeep Tyagi, Suresh Randiv, Yo Mahesh, Abhinav Mukund, Tim Southee, Kuthethurshri Vasudevadas, Ganapathi Vignesh, Jacob Orams
Deccan ChargersKumar Sangakkara (Capt), Ashish Reddy, Anand Rajan, Ankit Sharma, Akash Bhandari, Bharat Chipli, Daniel Christian, Kedar Devdhar, Dale Steyn, Cameron White, Dan Christian, Kevin Pietersen, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, JP Duminy, Amit Mishra, Manpreet Gony, Chris Lynn, Juan Theron, Travis Birt, Michael Lumb, Harmeet Singh, Ishank Jaggi, Chris Lynn, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Rusty Theron, Ishan Malhotra, Jaydev Shah, Sunny Sohal, Arjun Yadav
Delhi DaredevilsVirender Sehwag (Capt), Varun Aaron, Irfan Pathan, Travis Birt, Robin Bist, Unmukt Chand, Ajit Chandila, David Warner, Morne Morkel, James Hopes, Aaron Finch, Naman Ojha, Ashok Dinda, Ajit Agarkar, Matthew Wade, Van der Merwe, Umesh Yadav, Venugopal Rao, Andrew McDonald, Colin Ingram, Robert Frylinck, Andrew McDonald, Yogesh Nagar, Rajesh Pawar, Aavishkar Salvi, Sridharan Sriram, Vikas Mishra, Tejashwi Yadav, Vivek Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Prashant Naik/td>

Kings XI PunjabAdam Gilchrist (Capt), David Hussey, Dinesh Karthik, Piyush Chawla, Adam Gilchrist, Praveen Kumar, Abhishek Nayar, Paul Valthaty, Ryan Harris, Shaun Marsh, Nathan Rimmington, Love Ablish, Siddharth Chitnis, Vikramjeet Malik, Nitin Saini, Shalabh Srivastava, Sunny Singh, Amit Yadav, Bhargav Bhatt, Bipul Sharma, Paras Dogra, Ryan McLaren, Mandeep Singh, David Miller
Kochi Tuskers KeralaMahela Jayawardene (Capt), Balachandra Akhil, Deepak Chougule, Gnaneswara Rao, Raiphi Gomez, Kedar Jadhav, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ravindra Jadeja, Sreesanth, RP Singh, R Vinay kumar, Brendon McCullum, VVS Laxman, Brad Hodge, Parthiv Patel, Steven Smith, Ramesh Powar, Thissara Perera, Steven O’Keffe, Owais Shah, Michale Klinger, John Hastings, Chandan Madan, Sushant Marathe, Prasanth Padmanabhan, Tanmay Srivastava, Yashpal Singh
Kolkata Knight RidersGautam Gambhir (Capt), Sarabjit Ladda, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Rajat Bhatia, Manvinder Bisla, Shreevats Goswami, Pradeep Sangwan, Shami Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Shakib al Hasan, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan, Brad Haddin, Laxmi Shukla, Jaidev Unadkat, Ryan ten Doeschate, James Pattinson, Iqbal Abdulla
Mumbai IndiansSachin Tendulkar (Capt), Abu Nechim, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Dilhara Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Andrew Symonds, Davy Jacobs, James Franklin, Moises Henriques, Aiden Blizzard, Tirumalasetti Suman, Sarul Kanwar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ali Murtaza, Munaf Patel, Ambati Rayudu, Rajagopal Sathish, Pawan Suyal, Aditya Tare, Santosh Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav
Pune WarriorsYuvraj Singh, Robin Uthappa, Imtiyaz Ahmed, Eklavya Dwivedi, Ganesh Gaikwad, Harpreet Singh, Dheeraj Jadhav, Kamran Khan, Murali Kartik, Harshad Khadiwale, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Ashish Nehra, Mithun Manhas, Manish Pandey, Rahul Sharma, Graeme Smith, Mohnish Mishra, Callum Ferguson, Tim Paine, Nathan McCullum, Wayne Parnell, Mitchell Marsh, Jerome Taylor, Alfonso Thomas, Sachin Rana, Jesse Ryder, Murali Karthik, Shrikant Mundhe, Shrikant Wagh
Rajasthan RoyalsShane Warne (Capt), Amit Singh, Amit Paunikar, Swapnil Asnodkar, Stuart Binny, Ross Taylor, Shane Watson, Johan Botha, Rahul Dravid, Paul Collingwood, Shaun Tait, Pankaj Singh, Aakash Chopra, Ashok Menaria, Deepak Chahar, Ankeet Chavan, Samad Fallah, Faiz Fazal, Nayan Doshi, Dishant Harendra Yagnik, Aditya Dole, Ashok Menaria, Ajinkya Rahane, Abhishek Raut, Siddharth Trivedi, Sumit Narwal, Dinesh Salunkhe, Pinal Shah
Royal Challengers BangaloreDaniel Vettori (Capt), Mayank Agarwal, Sreenath Aravind, Arun Karthik, BN Bharath, Raju Bhatkal, Virat Kohli, Saurabh Tiwary, AB de Villiers, Zaheer Khan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Dirk Nannes, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Charl Langeveldt, Luke Pomersbach, Abhimanyu Mithun, Rille Rossouw, Nuwan Pradeep, Muralidharen Gautam, Jonathan Vandiar, Mohammed Kaif, Ryan Ninan, Asad Pathan, Rilee Rossouw, Johan van der Wath, Abrar Kazi
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 - Prizes


Here is the complete distribution of prize money during World cup 2011 to cricket teams:

Winning TeamINR 13.7 crores
Runner upINR 6.8 crores
Semi-final LosersINR 3.4 crores
Quarter-final LosersINR 1.68 crores
First round winnersINR 27.3 lakhs
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Cricket World Cup 2011 - Sri Lanka vs Canada match Summary

Match No3
MatchSri Lanka vs Canada (Day - Night)
Group A
Venue Hambantota
Date 20th Feb, 2011
TossSri Lanka and elected to bat
1st BattingSri Lanka
2nd BattingCanada
Result Sri Lanka won by 210 runs
Man of the MatchMahela Jayawardene

Summary

SRI LANKA332/7 (50 Overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 100John Davison 2/56
Kumar Sangakkara 92Harvir Baidwan 2/59
Tillakaratne Dilshan 50Rizwan Cheema 1/47
CANADA122-all out (36.5 Overs)
Rizwan Cheema 37Nuwan Kulasekara 3/16
Ashish Bagai 22Thissara Perera 3/24
Harvir Baidwan 16*Muttiah Muralitharan 2/38
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Highest partnerships by Wickets in World cup history

Batsmen (country)P'shipWktVersusVenueDate
Saeed Anwar + Wajahathullah Wasti (Pak)1941stNew ZealandOld Trafford16 Jun 1999
Sourav Ganguly + Rahul Dravid (India)3182ndSri LankaTaunton26 May 1999
Rahul Dravid + Sachin Tendulkar (India)237*3rdKenyaBristol23 May 1999
Michael Clarke + Brad Hodge (Australia)2044thNetherlandsBasseterre18 Mar 2007
Roger Towse + Chris Cairns (NZ)1485thAustraliaCardiff20 May 1999
Maurice Odumbe + Alpesh Vadher (Kenya)1616thSri LankaSouthampton30 May 1999
Ramnaresh Sarwan + Ridley Jacobs (WI)987thNew ZealandPort Elizabeth13 Feb 2003
David Haughton + Iain Butchart (Zim)1178thNew ZealandHyderabad10 Oct 1987
Kapil Dev + Syed Kirmani (India)126*9thZimbabweTunbridge Wells18 Jun 1983
Andy Roberts + Joel Garner (WI)7110thIndiaOld Trafford9 Jun 1983

Note: Records upto 9th Cricket World Cup -2007.
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Cricket World Cup 2011 - New Zealand Vs Kenya match Summary

Match No2
MatchNew Zealand Vs Kenya 
Group A
Venue Chennai
Date 20th Feb, 2011
TossKenya
1st BattingKenya
2nd BattingNewZealand
Result New Zealand won by 10 wickets
Man of the MatchHK Bennett

Summary

KENYA69 (23.5 Overs)
Patel 16*HK Bennett 4-16
Waters 16J. Oram 3/2
C. Obuya 14Southee 3/13
NEW ZEALAND72 (8 Overs)
Martin Guptill 39*
Brendon McCullum 26*
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Cricket World Cup 2011 - India Vs Bangladesh match Summary

Match No1
MatchIndia Vs Bangladesh (Day-Night) 
Group B
Venue Dhaka
Date 19th Feb, 2011
TossBangladesh
1st BattingIndia
2nd BattingBangladesh
Result India win by 87 runs
Man of the MatchVirender Sehwag

Summary

INDIA370/4 (50 oVERS)
Virender Sehwag 175Mahmudullah 1-49
Virat Kohli 100*Shakib Al Hasan 1-61
Gautam Gambhir 39Shafiul Islam 1-69
BANGLADESH283/9 (50 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 70Munaf Patel 4-48
Shakib Al Hasan 55Zaheer Khan 2-40
Junaid 37Harbhajan Singh 1-41
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Cricket World Cup -2011 first innings

Virender Sehwag slammed the first ball of the 2011 World Cup to the boundary and then blasted 175, his highest individual score, to power the Indian innings for the total of 370/4 in 50 overs.

On the other hand Virat Kohli hits his 5th ODI century and 2nd against Bangladesh.

Highlights of this innings

  • India's 370 is the highest team total in a World Cup opener, going past England's 334 in the 1975 World Cup.
  • Virender Sehwag's 175 is the highest individual score in the opening game of the World Cup, going past Glenn Turner's 171 in the first World Cup.
  • Virender Sehwag's 175 is the highest score by an Indian batsman against Bangladesh and also the highest score in an ODI in Bangladesh.
  • The 203-run stand between Sehwag and Kohli is the fifth 200-plus partnership for India in World Cups. Virender Sehwag has been involved in two of them.
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Cricket World Cup -2011 first match starts

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the first match of the cricket World Cup.

 
For India, pacer Ashish Nehra will not play due to a back injury. The others who have failed to make the final playing XI for India are spinners R Ashwin and Piyush Chawla and batsman Suresh Raina.

 

The Teams:

  • India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c&wk), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, S Sreesanth, Munaf Patel.

  • Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mushfiqur Rahim, Raqibul Hasan, Naeem Islam, Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain.
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Hosts to play quarter-final matches at home

The 10th World Cup hosts India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will play their knock-out matches at home if they get past the preliminary rounds in the World Cup, the governing body confirmed.

But if two host countries draw each other, the team placed higher in the pre-tournament seeding will get preference, International Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in Dhaka on 18th Feb, 2011 ahead of Saturday's opening match between India and Bangladesh in Dhaka.

It means India, seeded higher than both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, will play the entire knock-out stage on home soil if they get that far. This means the original match schedule where specific quarter-final games were slotted will change - depending on where the hosts finish.

According to the schedule, the second quarter-final in the Indian city of Ahmedabad on March 24 was to feature the third-placed team in group B against the second team in group A.

But even if India do not finish third in group B, they will still play in Ahmedabad against a side which will not know their venue till the last league match ends on March 20.

According to the fixtures, the quarter-final line-up is A1 v B4, A2 v B3, A3 v B2 and A4 v B1 - so if India finish second, they will take on the third-placed team from group A.

If Sri Lanka are drawn against India, they will travel to Ahmedabad. Otherwise they will play their quarter-final in Colombo on March 26.

Bangladesh will play their quarter-final at Dhaka on either March 23 or March 25 if they qualify provided they are not drawn against either India or Sri Lanka.

The host country rule will also apply for the semi-finals in Colombo on March 29 and Mohali on March 30.
It made it easier for fans to make travel plans, knowing where their respective teams would play.
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Lowest team scores in Cricket World cup history

TeamTotalOversInnsVersusVenueDate
Canada3618.41stSri LankaPaarl19 Feb 2003
Namibia4514.02ndAustraliaP'stroom27 Feb 2003
Canada4540.31stEnglandOld Trafford13 Jun 1979
Scotland6831.31stWest IndiesLeicester27 May 1999
Pakistan7440.21stEnglandAdelaide1 Mar 1992
Ireland7727.41stSri LankaSt George's18 Apr 2007
Bermuda7824.42ndSri LankaPort of spain15 Mar 2007
Namibia8417.42ndPakistanKimberley16 Feb 2003
Sri Lanka8637.21stWest IndiesOld Trafford7 Jun 1975
Ireland9130.01stAustraliaBarbados13 Apr 2007
West Indies9335.22ndKenyaPune29 Feb 1996
England9336.21stAustraliaHeadingley18 Jun 1975
East Africa9452.32ndEnglandEdgbaston14 Jun 1975
Zimbabwe9919.12ndPakistanJamaica21 Mar 2007

Note: Records upto 9th Cricket World Cup -2007.
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Highest team scores in Cricket World cup hisory

TeamTotalOversInnsVersusVenueDate
India413/550.01stBermudaPort of Spain19 Mar 2007
Sri Lanka398/550.01stKenyaKandy6 Mar 1996
Australia377/650.01stSouth AfricaBasseterre24 Mar 2007
India373/650.01stSri LankaTaunton26 May 1999
New Zealand363/550.01stCanadaGros Islet22 Mar 2007
West Indies360/450.01stSri LankaKarachi13 Oct 1987
Australia359/250.01stIndiaJohannesburg23 MAr 2003
Australia358/550.01stNetherlandsBasseterre18 Mar 2007
South Africa356/450.01stWest IndiesSt George's10 Apr 2007
South Africa353/350.01stNetherlandsBasseterre16 Mar 2007
Pakistan349/1049.51stZimbabweJamaica21 Mar 2007

Note: Records upto 9th Cricket World Cup -2007.
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Cricket World Cup 2011 Warm Up Matches Results on 18-02-11

Warm Up Matches Results on 18th Feb, Saturday

  • England Vs Pakistan- England beat Pakistan by 67 runs

    England: 273 for 10 in 49.4 overs
  • Pakistan 206 in 46.1 overs.
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Very Very Special Laxman's profile



Vangipurappu Vekata Sai Laxman, popularly known as V.V.S. (Very Very Special) Laxman by his fans, is an Indian Cricket player. He was born on 1st November, 1974, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Laxman is a star cricketer and great batsman of India. He is a right handed middle order batsman and sometimes bowls off spin.

Apart from the Indian Test and One Day International Cricket teams, he has represented Hyderabad and Lancashire teams and captained the Deccan Charges team in the IPL Twenty-20 tournament 2008.

He studied Medical Science for a short period of time but quit it later to play professional Cricket in a full fledged way. He received his preliminary education at Little Flower High School, Hyderabad.

Laxman
with his wife
Gudipati RaghavaSailaja
His father and mother both are doctors. He married to Gudipati Raghava Sailaja. They have a son and a daughter.

Laxman is a right handed batsman and is famous for hitting spin bowlers mercilessly and maneuvering the ball with ample use of his wrists to the desired corner of the ground. Interestingly, Laxman has delivered his best performance for a maximum number of times against the Australian Cricket team both in Test and ODI matches.

The beginning of Laxman’s Test Cricket career was made in the year 1996 with a Test match against South Africa played at Ahmedabad.

His innings of 281 against Australia in 2001 was ranked sixth in Wisden's list of 100 great Test innings in history

Interestingly he made his debut in One Day International (ODI) Cricket with a duck (zero score) in a match against Zimbabwe in the year 1998, and finished his ODI career again with a duck in a match against South Africa in the year 2006.

In his One Day International (ODI) Cricket career, Laxman played 86 matches and scored a total of 2338 runs including 6 centuries and 10 half-centuries. His ODI Batting Average was 30.76 runs, with the highest score being 131 runs.

He has played over hundred tests for India during his cricket career, but unfortunately he didn’t play cricket in Cricket World Cup 2011.
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Most runs by a batsman in world cup career


Batsman (Country)RunsMtsInnsBestSrate100s50s
Sachin Tendulkar (India)1796363515257.93413
Ricky Ponting (Australia)15373936140*48.0346
Brian Lara (West Indies)1225343311686.2627
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)1165383712034.2636
Adam Gilchrist (Australia)1085313114936.1618
Javed Miandad (Pakistan)1083333010343.3218
Stephen Fleming (New Zealand)10753333134*35.8325
Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa)1067252314356.1528
Arvinda de Silva (Sri Lanka)1064353214536.6826
Vivian Richards (West Indies)1013232118155.8843
Saurav Ganguly (India)1006212118352.8443
Mark Waugh (Australia)1004222213052.8444
Mathew Hayden (Australia)987222115851.9432

Note: Records upto 9th Cricket World Cup -2007.
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Most wickets in World Cup history


Bowler (country)MtsWktsOvsRunsBestEco
Glenn McGrath (Australia)3971325.512927/153.96
Wasim Akram (Pakistan)3855324.313115/284.04
Muthiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)3153272.310444/193.83
Javagal Srinath (India)3444283.212244/304.32
Allan Donald (South Africa)2538218.59134/174.17
Brad Hogg (Australia)2134158.36544/274.12
Imran Khan (Pakistan)2834169.36554/373.86
Shane Warne (Australia)1732162.56244/293.83
Chris Harris (New Zealand)2832194.28614/74.43
Anil Kumble (India)1831173.17084/324.08
Shaun Pollock (South Africa)3131269.09705/363.60
Shane Bond (New Zealand)1630147.45186/233.50
Ian Botham (England)2230222.07624/313.43

Note: Records upto 9th Cricket World Cup -2007.
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Most runs by a batsman in one Cricket World cup tournament.



Batsman (Country)
RunsWCMtsInnsBestSrate100s50s4s6s
Sachin Tendulkar (India)6732003111115289.2516754
Mathew Hayden (Australia)65920071110158101.07316918
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)54820071111115*85.09144010
Ricky Ponting (Australia)539200711911395.39145311
Sachin Tendulkar (India)52319967713787.1623577
Scott Styris (New Zealand)4992007109111*83.1614456
Jacques Kallis (South Africa)4852007109128*80.8313406
Mark Waugh (Australia)48419967713080.6613406
Graham Gooch (England)47119878811558.8713450
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)4672007111111546.70224714
Sourav Ganguly (India)46520031111112*58.12303015
Rahul Dravid (India)46119998814565.8523491
Martin Crowe (New Zealand)456199299100*114.0014456
Adam Gilchrist (Australia)4532007111114945.30125810
Arvinda de Silva (Sri Lanka)44819966614589.6022577

Note: Records upto 9th Cricket World Cup -2007.
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